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Introduction to Brioche Knitting with Kate Atherley

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Brioche knitting uses a simple and clever technique to create beautiful fabrics – deep ribs and fascinating colourwork. It’s particularly effective in two colours, and is an excellent way to tame a busy variegated yarn.

This class covers the skills for working brioche patterns, including reading the sometimes-complicated instructions, and fixing mistakes. Knitters will leave with a one-of-a-kind shawl or scarf project well underway.

Date: May 26, 2024. 1pm to 4pm
Location: The Hayloft. 381 Water St., 3rd Floor
Skill level: no specific skills required, but knitters must be confident with increasing and decreasing.
Length: 3 hours
Students should bring: 16-20 inch circular 4mm/US #6 needle and 2 strongly contrasting colours of worsted weight yarn; 250-300 yards each of two colours of yarn: recommend one variegated, one solid; newer knitters should bring DK or worsted; more experienced knitters can bring fingering or sport

KATE ATHERLEY is an internationally known knitting author, teacher, and editor. She has written nine books about various aspects of knitting, including a series of four about customizing projects for perfect fit and style. She’s also the co-founder and publisher of Digits & Threads, an independent, member-supported online magazine about Canadian fibre- and textile arts, crafts and industry. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, professional experience in software development and usability, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their rescue dog Winnie.